• Lincoln Square Rooftop Garden

    Lincoln Square Rooftop Garden
  • Laube Hotel circa 1903

    Laube Hotel circa 1903
  • Laube Hotel Apartments Circa 2008

    Laube Hotel 2008
  • Laube Hotel Interior

    Laube Hotel 2008 Interior

    Oakland Block Building ~ 2002 Historic Preservation National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials Award of Excellence

    Oakland Block Building

    Riverhouse ~ 1998 National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officals Award of Excellence

  • Walton Two Rooftop Deck

    Walton Two Rooftop Deck

Who We Are:

The Housing Authority of the City of Bellingham is a local government agency that serves approximately 3,000 homes housing over 7,000 residents in Whatcom County. The Bellingham Housing Authority and the Whatcom County Housing Authority work together to provide needed housing in our community. Some people we serve are:

  • Low-Income Families
  • Elderly People
  • People with Disabilities
  • Working families in need of affordable housing

BHA is governed by a Board of Commissioners.


Our Mission:

Our mission is to offer opportunities for people to thrive by ensuring access to quality, affordable homes.

Our Vision: 

Every person has the opportunity to live in a safe, secure, affordable home.


  • Housing Programs

    Information about our housing programs, how to apply and waiting list information.


  • Properties

    Information on properties owned or managed by the BWCHA.


  • Landlords

    Are you interested in becoming a Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 landlord?


  • My BHA

    A secure online portal for you to apply for housing for applicants and current residents.

    Access the portal


                                                                                NOTICE OF WAITLIST OPENING

The Bellingham Housing Authority will be opening waiting lists for the following programs on Monday December 3, 2018.


  • Public Housing City of Bellingham: 3 & 4 bedroom
  • Public Housing Whatcom County: 3 & 4 bedroom
  • Varsity Village HUD Multifamily: 1, 2 & 3 bedroom
  • Project-Based HCV City of Bellingham: 1, 2 & 3 bedroom
  • Project-Based HCV Whatcom County: 2 & 3 bedroom
  • Project-Based HCV City of Bellingham Senior Housing: Age 62+ & 2 bedroom only


Starting December 3, 2018 at 9:30AM pre-applications can be submitted online through this link Apply Online!

Applications will only be accepted for households who meet Bellingham Housing Authority’s subsidy/occupancy standards for specified unit sizes.  For more information, or if assistance with the application process is needed, you can visit the Bellingham Housing Authority at 208 Unity Street in Bellingham, WA or call (360) 676-6887




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